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IB Programme

We are very pleased to announce our candidacy as an IB World School. We are currently engaged in the process of being authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Program. We are looking forward to the opportunities that this will provide our students and community.  Alexander Mackenzie High School, Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Maple High School and Milliken Mills High School are IB Candidate Schools and will be joining Bayview Secondary School to establish a family of IB Schools in York Region. 

The IB is a not for profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education. The Program was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 and as of June 2016 has grown to include 3000 World Schools offering the Diploma Program. The Program “offers a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected”. It is designed for motivated students between the ages of 16 and 19 and promotes “healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge". The Program helps students to develop “the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success”.

In York Region we traditionally invited students to apply to our Program in the autumn of their Grade 8 year. (Please see the Application and Admissions section for details). Successful applicants participate in an enriched course of study during Grade 9 and 10, and begin the IB Diploma Program in their Grade 11 year. Students in our IB Program earn both the IB Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Please note that we are a full Diploma Program and do not offer Subject Certificates.

IB Welcome and Course Selection Information for Incoming Grade 9

The Application window for Intake 2020-2021 is now closed. 

Alexander Mackenzie High School 

IB Information Virtual Presentation​

IB Information Slide Deck.pdfIB Information Slide Deck.pdf

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

IB Intake Frequently Asked Questions  

 Application opens: Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
 Application closes: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

STEP 1:​
On presentaion, step 1 is covered on pg. 25-28 and 33-36 

Registration for intake is completed through EDSBY. 
Below is a link for parents​ who have an EDSBY account. 
This link will be activated on Monday, October 26th, at 9:00 a.m. 
and will close on Wednesday, November 11th, at 11:59 p.m.

Once you log in, you may follow the instructions to complete the registration. 
Please se​e the following link below for instructions:

If your YRDSB EDSBY account is not activated or if you do not have an EDSBY account because you are not a YRDSB parent, please click on the following link to follow instructions for creating an account:

    STEP 2:​​

    On presentaion, step 2 is covered on pg. 29-30 and 36 

    Students will receive an email with a link to a Google Form to complete a personal profile form. The profile form will be active during this time:

    Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m.


    Monday, November 23 at 9:00 p.m.

    STEP 3:​

    On presentaion, step 2 is covered on pg. 31 and 36 

    YRDSB Students: (No action required​)

    Report card data will be shared with IB schools automatically

    Non-YRDSB students: (Action required)

    After the application window closes:

    Students will receive an email with instructions on how to upload a scanned copy of their Grade 8 Progress Report


    Application Components

    Please note, the application components include:  

    1. Online EDSBY Application Registration

    2. Google form to be filled out by Students

    3. Grade 8 Progress Report

    Please DO NOT ask your elementary teachers to write you a reference. Teacher reference is not part of the application for this year's intake. ​


    Grade 9 Fee: $250

    (The grade 9 fee is payable at the time of acceptance of offer of admission)

    Grade 10 Fee: $350

    Grade 11 and 12 Fee: $1,200 per school year


    Please be advised Alexander Mackenzie High School is located in an area serviced by Public Transportation. We do not provide busing for our students. 


    If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the 
    IB Programme Coordinator:

    Keith Auyeung

    Tel: 905-884-0554, Ext. 422​


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